Fremantle Society AGM and Committee Elections coming up

The Fremantle Society will be holding its AGM in a few weeks, on Monday December 6th, 7 for 730pm at the University of Notre Dame Santa Maria Lecture Theatre, 19 Mouat Street Fremantle.

We hope as many Society members as possible will attend. Non-members are also encouraged to attend — you join up on the night for just $20 annual sub, $25 family and $10 concession — there is a proposal to increase the subs for 2011, but if you join before or at the AGM, $20 is all you need pay!

Our guest speaker is Dr Carmen Lawrence, well known for her past and dedicated political contributions to WA and especially to Fremantle. Recently, Carmen was appointed Chair of the Australian Heritage Council, the Federal body responsible for heritage. In this role, Carmen will be addressing the topic “Why List the West Kimberley?” Given recent public debate on the future of this area, it is a timely topic.

The Election of a new Committee will also take place at the AGM. Nominations close on November 22nd and nomination papers will be mailed out to members — you are encouraged to nominate, whether it be for Committee (9 members required), for President (Ian Alexander is stepping down after 4 years in the post) or Secretary (Ruth Belben is not re-nominating for that position).
If you are interested contact

Ian Alexander


We received this email below from Eileen who needs help serving food at the Fremantle Fighters book launch at Deckchair Theatre, so this is your chance to meet new people, mingle without having to say sorry for moving on, fall in love, make new friends, and show the generosity of the Fremantle Society by offering delicious morsels of Freo’s finest food.

I am organising the food for the FS book launch on Friday November 19.

I am looking for some volunteers to help me serve the food up on the night. It’s a simple matter of walking around the hall with platters. I need about 3 people.

Also, if anyone has any contacts who could donate finger food for the night, that would be wonderful too. I can organise the assembling of food onto platters.

Eileen Richardson


The Fremantle Proms by the exquisite FREMANTLE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA will be on again this Friday, November 5, from 6pm at the Fremantle Arts Centre, as part of the Fremantle Festival.

Last year was the first of the Fremantle Proms and was a huge success, so don’t miss it this year. Pack a picnic and a blanket and enjoy a great evening of beautiful music.

Here some photos I took at last year’s FREE concert.

Roel Loopers


Here is a link to the first film (of 3) that documents  Charles Landry visit to Fremantle. visit: